To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of allergic rhinitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow allergic rhinitis to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind allergic rhinitis consists of three steps:
Do you suffer from hay fever / allergic rhinitis?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
The ear, nose, and throat are common target organs for food allergens. Congestion or inflammation of the nose (rhinitis) may be due to airborne irritants and allergens, but food allergy may be an undiagnosed cause of this common problem.